Vancouver Island Resident Plans Mexico and Greece Getaways After Winning $500,000

April 13, 2023


Greg Bates was ‘Extra’ excited to call his family after learning that he won the $500,000 Extra prize from the March 27, 2023 Daily Grand draw. 

“I was at home when I found out I won, using the Lotto! App on my phone,” recalled Bates. “The first thing that crossed my mind was ‘holy crow.’” 

The Mill Bay resident is looking forward to more family time and plans to travel to Greece and Mexico. 

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Bates purchased the winning ticket at the Real Canadian Superstore on Cowichan Way in Duncan. 

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